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El Paso was “drought-proof.” Climate change is pushing its limits.

While farmers rely on the Rio Grande for irrigation, much of the water that El Paso’s residents drink actually comes from aquifers deep below ground. These critical water sources are also in jeopardy.  In 1979, the Texas Water Development Board projected that El Paso would run out of groundwater by 2031. At that time, each […]